LG to unveil unbreakable, flexible displays

LG will be showing off its unbreakable and flexible 5-inch plastic OLED panel to be used on mobile devices at SID's Annual Display Exhibition in Vancouver. The South Korea-based LG Display will also introduce its 5-inch and 7-inch HD LCD panels based on Oxide TFT during the exhibition.


Going by the details known at the moment, the 5-inch HD panel will feature 1.0 mm bezel allowing production of borderless smartphones that are lightweight and emit significantly less heat. The 7-inch HD LCD panel is equipped with touch function-embedded technology, enabling superior touch functionality in thin and lightweight mobile products.

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To unveil an unbreakable, flexible display 



Dr. Sang-Deok Yeo, CTO and Executive Vice President of LG Display said, "Recent trends indicate that the small- and medium-sized display market is moving towards high resolution and low power consumption, and the large panel market to OLED and Ultra HD. With the resulting rapid need for new display advancements, LG Display, at the forefront of these trends, is well positioned to lead the market with its differentiated and cutting-edge technologies."


However, LG isn't the first to have ventured into this space. At CES this year, South Korean electronics giant Samsung raised the curtains on its flexible OLED display line – Youm. On stage at the event, Brian Berkeley, Senior VP, Samsung's San Jose Display Lab, noted, "Youm doesn't just bend the rules of display technologies, it completely rewrites them."


Berkeley went on to show curious attendees a prototype of the flexible OLED display, while claiming it wouldn’t break even if dropped. Berkeley added how his team had readied a prototype of high-resolution display on extremely thin plastic, instead of glass. Showing just how flexible the prototype display actually is, Berkeley bent it from side-to-side, amidst a whole round of applause.